The Dallas Cowboys were able to re-sign superstar wide receiver Amari Cooper to a massive five-year, $100 million contract. Jerry Jones still has to come to terms with quarterback Dak Prescott on a long-term deal. Now, they need to add another wide receiver with Randall Cobb leaving town to sign with the Houston Texans.
According to a report from Jane Slater of the NFL Network, the Cowboys have interest in signing veteran free agency receiver Emmanuel Sanders.
Sanders would be a very nice fit for the Cowboys to replace Cobb. He is the kind of supporting piece that would fit perfectly alongside Cooper and Michael Gallup.
Last season split between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers, Sanders ended up catching 66 passes for 869 yards and five touchdowns. Those numbers may not pop off the charts, but they are solid. The Cowboys would be wise to scoop him up if the price is right.
Dallas has been aggressive this offseason, also going out and signing defensive tackle Gerald McCoy. Adding Sanders would likely wipe out the remainder of the room they have to pursue free agents.
At 33 years old, Sanders is entering the final chapter of his NFL career. He will want to go somewhere that he fits and that he can compete for a Super Bowl. Mike McCarthy’s offense would fit Sanders well and Dallas has plenty of talent to be competitive.
Expect to see the Cowboys try to get something done with Sanders. Other teams could steal him away, but this fit would make sense for the veteran wideout.